How does Steps make young people curious about dance?

Since 2004, a total of 28,000 young people have discovered contemporary dance in a special way at the mediation workshops held in conjunction with the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps. Instructed by Swiss dance teachers, entire school classes dance short extracts of a choreography that they will rediscover later in the theatre during a performance at the festival. With their own bodies, they experience what the international professionals show on stage and learn what it feels like, so a process of identification is initiated, which could never be achieved with mere verbal mediation. This process can be followed in two example videos from the years 2010 and 2016.

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